Date: 12/08/2010 9:32 PM Title: Boldun
I finished reading this (because I want to read Affliction's Sons later) and when I was done I couldn't help thinking that it was beautiful--which I know is an odd thought when one considers the subject matter. The torture scenes made me feel sick to my stomach, and I had to skim rather than read in-depth at that point, but throughout the story the emotions were very wonderfully written and shown, and the compassion and way that Spock is willing to fight out of his healing trance and to share Kirk's pain was just... beautiful. This was really well written and I think it will haunt me for a long time. Good job!
Date: 08/10/2010 1:59 PM Title: Boldun
I have to say this. I have never sobbed so hard, (I literally had to take an hour brake 5 lines in to Spocks torture just to calm my self down) because of a fanfic. Even when I was barely skimming the words I was shaking. Worse than a bloody horror film.
This is not meant to be an insult, it was brilliantly written and the idea very original but I have no idea how you managed to physically write it. x
Date: 07/25/2010 11:28 PM Title: Boldun
Holy fuck. I love this story - and God knows I usually can't stand gore. I've always loved your writing, but the other stories I'd read from you were, if still very powerful, rather fluffier than this. But you do the grim and gritty awfullly well too. This was gut-wrenching in so much more than the literary sense. I had my heart in my throat the whole time Jim was being tortured and clung desperately to Spock, the two of them giving each other strengh, their touch the only anchor to sanity, providing a vital sliver of hope in the midst of unbearable pain. Even if they hadn't already been friends before, that alone would have bound them forever. As it is, that story was an affirmation of life and the power of friendship. It is also a story of doing the right thing no matter the personal cost, something I have the deepest admiration for. There's a line that haunts me: "If Jim tells, millions will die. But he wouldn’t have to watch their deaths." It's so short and simple, yet it pinpoints exactly what the torture is about, where the temptation lies: make one forget about the distant consequences, however terrible, when faced with the immediate and horrific suffering of loved ones. And I love that your ending didn't try to make everything OK right away, instead showing the two men still badly hurt but realizing that their path to healing lies with each other, finding courage and solace in mutual touch. Beautiful.
Date: 01/18/2010 10:32 PM Title: Affliction's Sons
Wow, what an awesome story! Very well written and I love how you wrote the characters. I could truly feel what each of them was going through, almost like I was in their heads somehow, lol. You are so very talented and I can't wait to read more from you. :)
Date: 11/17/2009 3:21 PM Title: Affliction's Sons
Ah!!!! This story was fan-fricking-tastic! I loved it. The character development and relationships were so well thought out. Very well done. BTW, I really liked both the hetero- and homo- sex scenes - very hot, all of them. XD
And please, please, please, do a sequel telling us about K/S's little sister after she's born, please?
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! =D
There will be a sequel, but it will be focused on K/S. I hope people won't be too disappointed! Spock might just end up going through Pon Farr after all. ;)
Date: 11/16/2009 8:37 PM Title: Affliction's Sons
That was absolutely delicious...i couldn't stop laughing...you did an excellent job with this story. God i wish this would be for real...so funny...they got to be together in the next movie...gotta, gotta, gotta...thanks so very much.
I'm glad you liked it. And I too wish I could be for real, but alas, heteronormative society hates a gay action hero, lol.
Date: 11/16/2009 3:01 PM Title: Affliction's Sons
just a quick question--- does that count as lowering the testosterone level because of sexual release or fighting?
I'd love to answer the question, but I'm afraid I just don't understand what you're asking. Does WHAT count as lowering the testosterone level?
Date: 11/16/2009 2:48 PM Title: Affliction's Sons
....aww! the last chapter was so cute and so perfect!
hope to read more from you. maybe a little bit more about sarek and winona and their little baby? and how jim and spock explain to her how/why her brothers are bonded?
looking forward for more of your stories...
I will write more K/S stories for sure, but it might be a while since real life is beating me up at the moment. This story will eventually have a sequel as well, though that won't focus on the baby. I'm thinking it might be fun to see Spock go through Pon Farr in the sequel. ;)
Date: 11/14/2009 1:51 PM Title: Affliction's Sons
Got impatient and read the last chapter in LJ. Love it. Any sequel you choose to write will be okay by me.
You seem to know a lot about bio. (I don't ... got shortchanged in HS. Phys/math major.) The way you depicted McCoy and the others forming hypotheses and finally hitting on the beginnings of a workable theory was extremely plausible. I quite enjoyed it. You do it all--seriously--great characters AND good scifi, which is more than the movie authors could manage. (Stop a supercolossal black hole with a singularity? wha-huh?)
Again, thanks so much for playing in this fandom (please continue ^^)... although I wouldn't mind you playing in Authority (Apollo/Midnighter) as well (hint, hint). We're on LJ. Whole series is available in trade paperbacks. (Or p1r4t3able in .cbr files on bittorrent.) Gay superheroes = too adorable. Okay, I'll shut up now.
Thank you! The sequel will show up eventually, but it may be a while as real life is currently beating me upside the head with issues. =P
The bio took hours of research. It's seriously embarrassing how much time I spent on something that took up maybe 5,000 words in the story. I love playing with sci-fi though. And really, my bio is only good because I have a nurse for a mother. My science education was very poor. I try to avoid touching chemistry and physics completely, lol!
And sorry, but I'm a one fandom kind of gal. ;) I appreciate the nudge, however, as it's always nice to know how much people appreciate my writing! =D
Date: 11/14/2009 2:30 AM Title: Boldun
Wow! This is a seriously kick-ass piece of writing! I was hooked into the scene and believed every word of it from the get go. Jim's reactions to watching his crew members being tortured was great - feeling so horrified that he has to dissociate from them, yet not allowing himself to look away from their pain. But his scream in response to Spock's torture was just inspired! As was his reaction on waking up in sickbay and finding Spock gone. I also loved the little world they were in during Jim's torture, when they were lost in the meld and it was like this amorphous place with pain and memory and Jim and Spock and their friends and all the places they'd been. I really got a sense that they shared themselves very deeply during that experience, becoming one another's protectors on soul-deep levels.
Thank you for sharing this! I can't wait to read the sequel, but I have to say I might anyway, at least until the finished work is posted. It would be torture to be ripped away from writing like this because it's not finished.
Was that "torture" comment over the top?
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it. =D
The sequel is finished now, but I'm afraid you'll find it a much different story from this one. I chose to utilize a different tone and style, and to me, the sequel makes the dissociation of Boldun even more obvious. Still, I hope you like the sequel as much as you liked this one!
Date: 11/13/2009 11:19 AM Title: Affliction's Sons
Love chapter 9. Spock caught in the weight of his own lies. But what's worse? The lies to others or the lies to one's self?
You're absolutely brilliant here. I can completely relate. You're talking about things we go through--at least I've gone through--early in relationships, but don't usually talk about or articulate like this, maybe because it's so embarrassing. It's really freeing to someone else (a character) go through them.
Also want to comment you on your skillful use of show don't tell. It was obvious where Spock's emotions were trending even though he couldn't admit it to himself.
Thank you! =D
Showing instead of telling is something I've been working on for a long time, and I'm so glad it worked in this chapter! I'm also glad it connected personally for you, as that is something I aim for in every piece I write, no matter how outlandish. =)